North Dakota Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

Because of extremely high temperatures across North Dakota, the state health department is urging everyone to take precautions to protect their health.

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"Extremely high temperatures such as we are experiencing can be dangerous," Lambrecht said. "Anyone can suffer from heat-related illness, but some people are at higher risk, especially infants and children to age 4, people 65 and older, people who are overweight and those who have health conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure or who take medications for depression, insomnia or poor circulation. In addition, those who exert themselves during work or exercise need to make sure they don't become dehydrated."

Dr. Lambrecht recommends the following hot weather safety tips:

* Drink plenty of fluids.

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